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Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert
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Experience:  Expert in feline health and behavior. 20 years experience with cats.
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What is a dry scab forming a cone on her left side by

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What is a dry scab forming a cone on her left side by shoulder blade she is about 13 years old and doesn't complain about it but the surface seems to be getting bigger that dry and sticking out like a cone of dry scab
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.

Hi Edward,

How long has she had this scab?

Is she an indoor kitty?

Can you post a picture?

After your reply please give me a few minutes to type.



Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.

Dear *****,

This scab like lesion is most likely a harmless benign papilloma. It is similar to a human wart, caused by a virus:

Sometimes they ulcerate and cause the cat discomfort. If that happens or they are in the mouth impeding eating we remove them.Many times they spontaneously disappear on their own.

Apply some raw honey. It is a marvelous healing agent:

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Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about G. How is everything going?